Philippians 2:13-For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
Work, work, work. An endless task that puts food in our belly, money in our pockets, gives us shelter from the elements, and clothes on our backs. The bare essentials, or items provided to us on inception day that continued throughout our adolescents, toward adulthood. As we grew, so did our responsibilities. For this life no longer bore puerile decisions of when to play outside, but how will this bill get paid? This life no longer asked “where is dinner,” but rather, “is this all I can afford?” This life no longer stressed about missing homework assignments, but rather, “will this job pan out?” This life… Is working out for our good, if we just push through it. We might feel like we’re dying on the inside facing the most intense battle of our lives, BUT GOD is working it all out for our good. So run, run into His glorious arms and seek the many blessings that He holds for his children. Amen
About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.
Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5. An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well as Wednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C. Herbert is the youngest board member on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council, where he serves to lessen the costs of tuition for African American students. Moreover, Herbert serves on the pureHOPE advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture.Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management. He provides business expertise to help others start their businesses.